St. Lawrence University

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Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is the oldest continuously coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. Today, it offers a four-year undergraduate program of study in the liberal arts and enrolls approximately 2,000 students. St. Lawrence University looks back at a history that includes industry pioneers, government leaders, a law school, Madame Curie, the SS St. Lawrence Victory, movie stars, and sports legends. Originally chartered as a Universalist seminary and college of letters and science, St. Lawrence championed progressive ideas such as critical thinking and gender equality. The university of the late 19th century, although austere, offered nonacademic activities, including sports teams, a student government, the first Greek-letter organizations, and organizations for music, drama, social activism, and the literary arts. After weathering the Great Depression and World War II, the university grew dramatically; the four-building campus serving some 300 students in the early 1940s became a 30-building campus within 25 years.
ISBN: 9780738539348
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A worthy tribute, St. Lawrence University was compiled by David E. Hornung, Dana Professor of Biology, and Peter E. Van de Water, a 1958 St. Lawrence graduate. Hornung has been with the university since 1969 and has, at various times, been chair of the biology department and director of international education. Van de Water has served the university in many administrative capacities, including director of admissions and vice president for student affairs.
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